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Salma Tamil Nadu


Monday 14 APRIL 2014

Commonwealth Poets United: reading and conversation with Salma (Tamil Nadu)

Following the screening of her film at the GFT on Sunday, 13th April, as a late addition to our Gee-i-ota programme, iota is hosting this event

Salma is a Tamil poet, whose extraordinary story of seclusion lasting over 20 years and her emergence into print and a wide world has been told by the filmmaker Kim Longinotto. The film is being shown at the GFT on Sunday 13th. Click here for more details about the screening. The reading will be in Tamil and English, chaired by Robyn Marsack, Director of the Scottish Poetry Library.

Commonwealth Poets United: reading and conversation with Salma (Tamil Nadu), 14 April 2014

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Followed by Reading and Conversation


with Glen Urquhart (New Zealand).

Commonwealth Poets United:  

The son of a construction worker, Colquhoun practices medicine on the Kapiti Coast in New Zealand. Colquhoun's first book of poems, The Art of Walking Upright, was published in 1999. It has been said the book is a love letter to the people of Te Tii, the Northland town where he was living at that time. His third collection, Playing God, sold over 10,000 copies in New Zealand. While in Scotland Glenn has spent almost a week in Shetland with his project partner, Jen Hadfield.